What is low libido?
Low libido is simply defined as having low sex drive; that is, a low desire to have sex. Low libido is probably one of the least likely things you’ll hear a man freely talking about. But that doesn’t mean it’s not happening to men. With that said, low libido, also known as low sex drive, is a subjective feeling of disinterest in having or lack of desire to have sex. Sometimes this means there is a lack of desire for masturbation, too. Low libido is also known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).
Low libido can cause a strain on relationships when one partner wants to have sex more often than the other. It’s important to be open when discussing sexual desire and needs with your partner. It’s easier for partners to accept a decreased interest in sex as medical problem when you talk about not having lost attraction, too. Low sex drive doesn’t mean you don’t find your partner attractive, pretty, handsome, etc.
It’s important to keep in mind that there’s no average for how much sex a person is supposed to want to have. Everyone is different. That being said, low libido is about you feeling like you don’t want to have sex often enough. If that’s the way you feel, let’s talk about bringing back your desire through acupuncture and herbal treatments.
What causes a low libido?
The causes of low libido can be both physical and psychological, and may include:
- Psychological disorders, such as depression and stress
- Hormone levels (especially low testosterone)
- Endocrine disorders
- Certain medications
- Alcohol and other recreational drugs
- Sleep deprivation
How does acupuncture treat low libido?
When treating low sex drive – acupuncture, herbal medicine and dietary therapy are very important treatments. Three of them help each other to improve your sex drive. In TCM theory, the sex drive is controlled by the kidney. When you have kidney deficiency, you may have such problems. So our aim is to supplement your kidney function with both acupuncture and herb. In addition, I may suggest you take some nutritional supplements. In essentially all cases, I will also teach you some exercises and self-massage techniques. Self-massage is something you can also do with your partner to build intimacy.